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Urge Congress to end sugar subsidies the right way!

Urge Congress to adopt the Yoho resolution calling for the end of all sugar subsidies worldwide!

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens recently issued the following statement calling attention to a new white paper, “Getting rid of sugar subsidies: A look to the future after decades of failure,” and urging passage of H. Con. Res. 39 by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) that calls for the elimination of sugar subsidies, but only once other sugar exporters have taken similar action:

"For the last 60 years, conservatives have called for the end of sugar subsidies using the same, standard free market language, and have failed miserably. Rather than telling every member of Congress they should not care if every domestic sugar producer is driven out of business costing hundreds of thousands of jobs, and reinforcing the fears of every farm state representative and senator that their constituents might be in the cross hairs next should sugar subsidies fall now, conservatives need a new, winning game plan.

“Unilaterally ending sugar subsidies has been a losing argument for 225 years, dating back to the original protections on sugar during the first Congress of 1789. The Yoho reform recognizes that there is no free market for sugar, and we need to change the international subsidy playing field in order to achieve one.

"Yoho has a better plan, which calls for ending the subsidies, but only contingent upon other nations following suit. By ending subsidies through a thoughtful approach, Yoho does not destroy a domestic industry, and instead engages and encourages other nations to do the same. The Yoho plan will empower U.S. representatives at the World Trade Organization to push for mutual ending of these subsidies, helping to usher in a new era of free markets  and creating a template for addressing other subsidized industries.”

You know what to do. Let’s urge Congress to adopt the Yoho resolution! 225 years after they were enacted, sugar subsidies are no closer to being eliminated. It’s time for a new plan that might actually work.

Public Comments
Oct 16th, 2014
JOHN R. from Ringgold, GA signed.
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Donn J. from Atlanta, GA signed.
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Ben N C. from Lancaster, OH signed.
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David C. from Murphy, NC writes:
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Demorats and Repubuplicans I'm sure both get kick backs from this, so little hope any change will come. Vote Independent/conservative.
Oct 16th, 2014
Roy S. from Jupiter, FL signed.
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Someone from Lynn Haven, FL signed.
Oct 16th, 2014
AL N. from New York, NY writes:
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YO, NO MOR SUGER HIGHS PERIOD!! AL&VETS
Oct 16th, 2014
Someone from Miamisburg, OH signed.
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Albert M. B. from Parkesburg, PA signed.
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Michael C. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Geoffrey L. from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
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Someone from Sugar Land, TX signed.
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Michael J. C. from Boulder City, NV signed.
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Peter B. from Stoughton, WI signed.
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David S. from Henderson, NV signed.
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Bill B. from Kopperl, TX signed.
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Gary P. from Breckenridge, CO signed.
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Scot L. from Encinitas, CA signed.
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Michael B. from London, AR signed.
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Jerome M. from Milford, OH signed.
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Ronald S. from Orlando, FL writes:
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Why do Democrats insist on taxing middle class Americans so they can give money to rich sugar farming conglomerates?
Oct 15th, 2014
Someone from Kaufman, TX signed.
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Eric W. from Centerburg, OH signed.
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Leonard M. from Buffalo, NY signed.
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Patty S. from Kilgore, TX signed.
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Mark L. from Chalmette, LA signed.
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William H. from Edmond, OK signed.
Oct 15th, 2014
Ursula K. from Clarks Summit, PA writes:
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Sugar subsidies need to end and let free market rule.
Oct 15th, 2014
Jackie & Diana M. from Maynardville, TN signed.
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Kent S. from Rock Hill, SC signed.
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K S. from Lewis, IN signed.
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Roger Z. from Green Bay, WI signed.
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sandra p. from Osseo, MN signed.
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Patricia E. from Daytona Beach, FL writes:
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Please Stop the subsidies and let the free market work.
Oct 15th, 2014
Jack P. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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Alan M. from Gadsden, AL signed.
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Arlene B. from Kewaskum, WI signed.
Oct 15th, 2014
Bryant C. from Alexandria, VA writes:
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Federal government interference in the free market. Payola from politicians to big business that gives them funds to keep getting elected.
Oct 15th, 2014
james j. from Asheville, NC signed.
Oct 15th, 2014
Paul B. from Orlando, FL signed.

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